Wednesday, February 22, 2012

I've Been Juicing!

For the past week I have been juicing in the morning. And although I have juiced before, it has always been very random. Mostly because I have serious issues with leaving all the pulp behind. Like seriously! It feels like such a waste of good produce when I'm cleaning out the juicer. I hate thinking about the nutrients I'm missing out on. I even tried to make a facial mask out of some of the pulp before.  And my juicer is not the best one on the market so it probably leaves more pulp/fiber than other newer/better juicers.  However, my interest in juicing again has been piqued and I have a couple of bloggers (Bree and Toyaboo2) to thank. They have both done a reboot juicing challenge where they replace meals with juice for 10 consecutive days. And while I am not doing the challenge, I have been juicing every morning for the past 7 or 8 days.

The juice in the photo was created with the entire produce section. Lol. Well, that's exaggerating but I put lots of fruits and veggies and this one including: kale, cabbage, parsley, cilantro, beets, celery, pear, grapes, cucumber, key lime, kumquat, and orange. And I took the photo of it because I thought the colors were so pretty. I've been basically making this same juice everyday with a few variations here or there.

I really like juices that I have been making and I'm starting to look forward to making and drinking the juices. Still not in love with the cleaning process and losing all those nutrients. So, if someone wants to buy me a vitamix, let me know. Meanwhile, I'll continue juicing with my hand-me-down Hamilton Beach Healthsmart. Besides, you have to start where you are.

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

New Items In My Etsy Shop

I've added lots of new items to my etsy shop. I hope you like them. Let me know what you think.

Jewelry Items On Sale In My Etsy Shop!

Hi everyone! I've put a couple of items on sale today. I hope you'll take a look. I also have a bunch of new items and will blog about them shortly. Here's what's on sale:

Turquoise and Brass Ring (Adjustable)
Was $50 is and is now $45

Huge Peace Sign Earrings Black
These earrings are quite large but are extremely lightweight

Huge Peace Sign Earrings Light Brown

Huge Peace Sign Earrings Dark Brown

Monday, February 13, 2012

February 2012 Birchbox

I got this month's Birchbox, so let me show you what I got. And if you're not sure what Birchbox is all about, check out this post HERE. Now, check out what was in this month's box.


 1. Eye Rock Designer Liner
This is basically stick-on eye liner. And there are four different styles of cat eye in this packet. I am intrigued by this product and can't wait to try them out. I'll check out a few reviews for them and see what others have to say.

 2. Shu Uemura Essence Absloue Nourishing Protective Oil 
I gave this a little test and I thought it was ok. Maybe I'll try it all over my hair next.

 3. Free music downloads for a band called Green River Ordinance

4. Juice Beauty Blemish Clearing Serum
I like my current blemish product by Mychelle but I will give this a go and see how it compares. Besides, Juice Beauty's serum ($29 for 2oz) has more product for less money than Mychelle($25-$31.79 for 1oz). Also, I tested the Juice Beauty serum on a blemish and it did seem tontone down the soreness and redness.

 5. Kiehl's Clearly Corrective Dark Spot Solution
I'm interested to see if this will fade any of my dark spots. The sample size is approx. 0.14 oz which should be enough product to notice  if it will make a difference.

6. Supersmile Powdered Mouthrinse 
I like these convenient little packets of powdered mouthrinse. Just add water and you've got mouthwash. Perfect for when you can't brush your teeth after lunch or snacks.

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Event: Handmade Market at Empty Botttle!

Hey everyone! I will be selling my jewelry at Handmade Market this Saturday 2/11 from 12pm to 4pm. I have a variety of items ($5-$50) for sale including all of the jewelry in my etsy shop and will put my shop on vacation that day. If you are in the Chicagoland area please stop by, say hello, and take a look.